‘We’ll Temporarily Give You Back Something We Took Away, For This New, Permanent Thing’

The fecklessness and collapse of the Republican Party as an institution is seen very clearly here. Rather than act on behalf of their constituents – the people in their districts and states – and re-open the government, Republicans have lined up behind the suicidal/homicidal incompetence of #BenedictDonald and are keeping the government shut down. Now, even worse, they are using the shutdown as leverage. Disgusting.